Understanding Child Protection Mediation for Aboriginal Families
This fact sheet has information in plain language about child protection mediation, how it can help Aboriginal families, and how to find a mediator.
If a social worker from the ministry (or an Aboriginal delegated agency) contacts you to ask you questions about your family — or removes your child from your home — you have rights:
- You have the right to get a lawyer. Call Legal Aid immediately to find out if you qualify for a free lawyer.
- You have the right to be involved in decisions about your child. A mediator can help you work with the ministry.
Mediators are professionals who are specially trained to help people reach an agreement. They are also trained to not take sides.